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ORGANIZATIONS - August 2014

ASTM International Committee C01 on Cement presented the Award of Merit to David Norris, assistant plant manager at Riverside Cement, Oro Grande, Calif., citing his technical and administrative contributions to the industry, especially in hydraulic cement standards development. The award is ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions to standards activities.

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PRODUCERS - August 2014

Ernest Maier has added the CarbonCure technology to its Maryland concrete masonry operation, and is poised to be the first Washington, D.C., market operator to issue Environmental Product Declarations and Health Product Declarations for block. An EPD covering CMU processed with a carbon dioxide-based curing system will time with the ongoing implementation of the District of Columbia’s Green Building Act, the first local law requiring new, private buildings to meet LEED rating system standards. EPD will especially factor into projects for which certification under the new LEED v4 is targeted.

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Merts Rounds Out Pathfinder Offerings

The North American representative of Tiger concrete block & paver machinery and transfer equipment, Holland, Mich.-based Pathfinder Systems has closed on concrete batch plant and material handling specialist Merts Inc., Leesburg, Ga.

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Command Alkon Conference returns to the Big Easy

Command-IIThe Command Alkon Training & Technology Conference will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, November 12-13. The annual event is one of the industry’s largest information technology- and plant equipment-focused gatherings for ready mixed, manufactured concrete, cement, aggregate and asphalt producers. Participation in the conference continues to rise, Command Alkon officials note, with the unveiling of new technologies, such as MOBILE series computing applications; previews of the latest releases of core products; and, opportunities for users to network with peer producers and gain industry perspective.

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General Resource creates Mapei Americas admixture platform

MapeiDeerfield Beach, Fla.-based Mapei Corp. has closed on Minnesota admixture producer General Resource Technology, eyeing synergies with its adhesive, coating, grout and mortar portfolio, while extending GRT offerings beyond the Central U.S., first toward the coasts and eventually to Canada and Mexico.

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